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State of Play Western New York

June 1, 2017

This report offers an independent assessment of the state of play for kids and sports in the eight-county region comprising Western New York—Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties. It is anchored in the notion that all stakeholders will benefit if all children in the region, regardless of zip code or ability, are provided access to a quality sport experience.This report was produced by the Aspen Institute's Sports & Society Program with support from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

Poverty and Self-Sufficiency in the Nine-County Greater Rochester Area

September 20, 2016

Poverty and Self-Sufficiency in the Nine-County Greater Rochester Area updates data from a 2013 report. Overall, it shows that poverty is rising across the region, from 13.2 percent to 14.3 percent, based on the latest available Census figures. This report aims to update key elements from both previous studies, includingpoverty data for all the counties, towns and villages in the region, relying primarily on the latest U.S. Census data, highlight the financial stress that exists in our community by differentiating between poverty and self-sufficiency; and chronicle and summarize efforts of the greater Rochester community to understand and act upon crisis.